Sunday morning . The staff are restocking the supermarket shelves. Bottles of a rose and grapefruit juice mix appear in the wine section . €5.30 a bottle. Must be designed for foreigners. Can't see much call for it here in deepest France profonde. What's the betting all the bottles will still be there at Christmas ?
'The font ' has signed up to take an online degree in astronomy. This involves video streaming with a group of frighteningly youthful looking Californian academics. It also involves sitting on the terrace in the small hours looking at planets. ' The font ' is at that '' Oh Angus ! Come and look a this. Isn't it wonderful ? " stage. After four nights of cloudless skies and unbridled enthusiasm Angus is praying for the return of cloud and rain. And uninterrupted sleep.
Madame Bay finds an old telescope in the basement. Angus is called upon to drag it up to the terrace. Madame Bay is delighted with the astronomy course and listens carefully as ' the font ' explains the workings of a planisphere . '' My goodness. That will be very useful ". The ' very ' in ' very useful ' is stressed. Before she goes Madame Bay tells ' the font ' she's a Gemini. It seems our saintly septaguenarian has got astronomy and astrology somewhat muddled up.